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Go Green Energy Efficiency

Go Green! Energy Efficiency at Traditions of America

Traditions of America not only focuses on the building of quality product, but doing it in a way that is environmentally responsible. We Go Green so that you can save money and Live Better in your home at one of our 55+ communities. Click on an area below or choose "open all" to see a list of energy efficient features built into each Traditions of America home.

Framing
  • Advanced framing plans to reduce waste
  • Engineered I-Joist systems in all loft floors for efficient use of materials
  • Arsenic-free borate treated sills
  • Engineered roof truss systems for efficient use of materials
Mechanicals
  • High efficiency HVAC units
  • EPA certified technicians for refrigerant handling
  • Pex with Manabloc systems for faster hot water to reduce energy waste
  • Zone dampers for lofts for added temperature control and comfort
  • Digital/programmable thermostats included standard on each floor
  • Energy-efficient 50 gallon natural gas power direct vent water heater
Insulation
  • Blown-in insulation that includes up to 50% recycled materials
  • Wall insulation that includes up to 30% recycled materials
  • Exterior insulation board to increase thermal resistance
Interior Features
  • Sherwin-Williams low VOC paint
  • Yorktowne Cabinets with Low VOC adhesives and 100% recycling of hardwood waste
  • Carpet and pads that includes upwards of 75% recycled materials
  • Green flooring products with low or no VOC
  • Whirlpool® Energy Star Appliances
Airtight Construction
  • All light fixtures, walls, roof trusses and more are sealed with an energy-efficient, code-accepted sealant to increase energy efficiency and reduce drafts
  • Fireplace box is insulated and sealed with Thermax to prevent drafts
  • All sill plates are caulked to the foundation
Testing & Certification
  • Infra-red camera testing to detect possible vulnerable spots in the exterior envelope
  • Complete infiltration evaluation with a calibrated blower door test
  • Confirmation of airtight construction of heating and cooling ductwork
  • Independent Energy Audit with certification for each home




 

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